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Hard time breathing. dr did spirometry test and ECG.


I have had hard time to breathe last couple months(not always, more like attacks that last sometimes for hours, sometimes for weeks).
I visited my doctor and she did spirometry test and ECG. Everything was OK. I didnt have any complications at the moment.
She told that its not asthma considering spirometry test and my hearth is in good condition.

I've noticed that my breathing gets worse when I'm in office. Im having hard time to breath, runny nose, watery eyes and dizziness. I had asthma when i was 1-3 years old, now I'm 21 and havent had any asthma attacks so far.

What should I do next?
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replied August 13th, 2017

From the description of your symptoms, you may be experiencing a panic attack like situation.

Panic attacks, also known as anxiety attacks, are periods of intense fear or apprehension of sudden onset accompanied by symptoms like heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or feelings of unreality.

You may experience one or more panic attacks, yet be otherwise perfectly happy and healthy. Or your panic attacks may occur as part of another disorder, such as panic disorder, social phobia, or depression. Regardless of the cause, panic attacks are treatable.

Sleep disorders including sleep apnea also need to be ruled out. A sleep study test can help here.

It would be recommended to consult with your doctor or a psychiatrist for proper counselling for your anxiety. Prescription of proper medications can help you get a proper sleep and reduce your symptoms.

I hope this helps.

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